Interactive feeders are something I think many pets could really use! Many pets tend to eat way to fast, not chewing their food, choking, overeating, vomiting, and getting bloat, a potentially fatal disease. I personally eat way too slow. I pick my food out one morsel at a time, sometimes set pieces on the floor by my bowl to eat at the end of my meal, but Bailie is a speed eater. My kitty sis, Sophie eats more like me, but Bert never chews, just gulps. Today, I’ll be showing you how interactive feeders work for Bailie and Bert.
My GBGV Life received the Catch interactive feeder and Green mini interactive feeder in this post to review. My GBGV Life receives no additional benefits for barking about The Company of Animals products or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of My GBGV Life. The Company of Animals is not responsible for the contents of this post.
The Company of Animals provided My GBGV Life with a Green mini interactive feeder for small dogs and puppies, and a Catch interactive feeder for cats, both from NORTHMATE. The Company of Animals was founded by pet psychologist and behavioral therapy expert, Dr. Roger Mugford. They are celebrating 35 years as a leading provider of innovative training products designed to achieve a positive relationship between pets and their parents.
The Green mini replicates the natural hunting instinct by creating a search for food in a grass like environment. To feed your dog, simply scatter the food around the 32 rounded blades of grass in the feeder.
If you feed wet food or a combination of wet and dry, no problem as there is a lip around the edge of the feeder, allowing the feeder to hold about 1/4 liter of water. This feeder can also be used outdoors. Clean up is a snap as well, because the feeder is dishwasher safe!
At first Bailie wanted the ease of her bowl, but she quickly became comfortable eating from the Green mini. Her eating time in a regular bowl is under two minutes, with the Green mini, it took her about ten minutes. The Green feeder promotes healthier eating habits with the rounded blades slowing down the eating speed, and providing mental stimulation. There are four non slip feet on the bottom of the bowl to keep it in place while your pet eats, and preventing any scratches on flooring.
The Catch interactive feeder does have a lip around the edge allowing it to be used with wet food and/or water as well. It will hold about .3 liters of liquid. The Catch has four no slip feet to keep it from moving around and scratching flooring, and it is also dishwasher safe.
Bert prefers to eat on the carpeting. His feeding time went from about one minute to fifteen minutes, and he is chewing his food. The Catch forces him to get the food out piece by piece, which is similar to hunting, and it also gives him a bit of a mental challenge.
— Emma (@mygbgvlife) November 5, 2015
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I put together a short video of Bailie and Bert in action with their normal food bowls, and then their interactive feeders. There is quite a difference, especially for Bert. If you have a speed eating dog or cat in your home, I definitely recommend these interactive feeders. Stop by The Company of Animals for more information or follow them on Facebook and Twitter!